Did you know starting April 22nd 2010, federal law will require you to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. We recently spoke to the EPA about the new RRP ruling (Renovating, Repair, and Painting). Bottom line we were told, it affects everyone including the handyman. Read the ruling carefully, keep compliant.
To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Read more: https://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm